Several area communities will be hosting July 4th family friendly events and activities to celebrate Independence Day. This year’s events include a new addition to the traditional lineup of events.

New this year is a truck and tractor pull at the Rusk County Fairgrounds, sponsored by the 2019 Rusk County Junior Fair, and will be held on Friday, July 5. Rusk County Junior Fair Coordinators Brooke Wiles and Breanne Meyer said the funds raised at the truck and tractor pull will be used to make the 2019 fair even better.

“With all the events going on at the fair, we find it hard to make the truck & tractor pull a success,” said Wiles and Meyer.

Registration begins at 5 p.m. on July 5 and there is a $25 entry fee per class. The event begins at 7 p.m. The truck and tractor pull is a sanctioned event by the Mid-State Pullers of Wisconsin, Inc.

For more information about the truck and tractor pull, call Kevin Andres at 715-415-0692 or Scott Andres at 715-415-0695.

Wednesday, July 3

On Wednesday, July 3 the Village of Exeland will have a community picnic beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Rod and Gun Pavilion. Attendees can bring a dish to pass. Beverages will be available for purchase. The fun will continue with music, raffles and games then finish with a fireworks display at 10 p.m. behind the pavilion.

Thursday, July 4

The Jump River Lions will be holding their 40th Annual Community July 4th Celebration. The event begins at 11 a.m. with a parade and continues throughout the day with a tractor pull at noon, kids activities, food and refreshments. A free fireworks display will start at 10 p.m.

Paradise Shores 4 in Lake Holcombe will have an outdoor brat and chicken fry in the afternoon on Thursday, July 4. The restaurant will have a special menu between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. Live outdoor music starts at 3 p.m. and a second band will continue the fun indoors at 7 p.m. A fireworks display begins at 10 p.m. or dusk.

Winter will host a Fourth of July Jubilee on July 4 and 5 with many events and activities planned. The event will include a 10K color run; volleyball, baseball and cornhole tournaments; drawings and a parade on Main Street at noon on July 4. A fireworks display will take place at dusk at Doc Smith Park.

Friday, July 5

The Rusk County Junior Fair will hold a Truck and Tractor Pull at the Rusk County fairgrounds at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 5.

Saturday, July 6

Tony Daze kicks off on Friday, July 5 with a baseball game and cribbage tournament. The fun continues on Saturday, July 6 beginning with a pancake breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. and a BBQ chicken dinner starting at noon. The day also includes baseball and softball games, line dancing and volleyball and bean bag tournaments. Live music by Commotion 8 p.m. to midnight. A fireworks display will begin at dusk.

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